Membership – NEW

The tangible benefits provided by the NWAA are the secret to its success and flourishing membership. NWAA members know that the Alliance approach works, opening doors, overcoming obstacles and creating opportunities. North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) is dedicated to representing the interests of our members and supporting them in growing and developing their businesses.

Membership Benefits

  • Ignite Your Business Presence

We believe in promoting our members and their achievements and offer unwavering support. As soon as you join, your company receives unparalleled exposure across multiple platforms enabling you to showcase your brand prominently on our website, via our social media platforms and enjoy outstanding coverage in our widely read publications. Remain at the forefront of the ever-evolving sectors and explore new pathways to innovate and diversify in to expanding new markets.


  • Thrive Through Powerful Network Connections

NWAA membership unveils a world of unparalleled networking possibilities and opens doors to a thriving community of like-minded professionals and industry leaders. Through our extensive network, gain access to valuable connections, industry peers, partners, stakeholders, and esteemed senior board members. Seize the opportunity to engage with primes and tap into their vast expertise. Our exciting events and networking opportunities provide the perfect platform for you to foster collaborations and make meaningful connections that can transform your business.


  • Boost Your Brands Visibility

‘Plane Talk’ Your Quarterly Members Magazine. As a member, you gain complimentary press release and editorial insertions throughout the year. The magazine offers exceptional coverage for members and you can boost your brands visibility and share your news and success stories easily. Secure extensive coverage as an additional platform to showcase your expertise and accomplishments. Plus, you can take advantage of reduced member pricing to showcase your brand through cost-effective full or half-page advertisements.


  • Increased Visibility & Reach – NWAA Capability Guide

Maximize your company’s visibility and reach by featuring your logo and comprehensive profile on our recently launched
capability guide on the main NWAA website. This powerful resource allows members and visitors to easily search for your company, capabilities, and approvals. Additionally, your company logo is prominently displayed on the front page of our website, announcing your membership to NWAA, and capturing the attention of industry professionals. Explore The Capability Guide.


  • Stay Ahead With NWAA Monthly Newsletter ‘Express News’

Delivered electronically to all NWAA members, partners, and even non-members, it serves as a vital resource detailing key industry news, funding opportunities, upcoming events, and member highlights. Share your success stories, press releases, and editorials with our broad audience and raise your industry profile. Take advantage of unlimited press release and editorial submissions throughout the year, ensuring your company remains in the spotlight.


  • Unleash Innovation: NWAA Guides You Towards Growth & New Opportunities

NWAA is committed to driving innovation and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. As a member, you receive regular updates on the dynamic Aerospace, Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing, Defence, Space & Nuclear sectors including opportunities to innovate, diversify, and expand into existing and emerging markets. We can connect you with relevant funding sources and business support, guiding you towards new avenues of growth.


  • Limitless Possibilities Sponsorship At Premier Events & Exhibitions

Embrace unparalleled opportunities at our prestigious events and exhibitions held throughout the year. Seize the chance to shine as an industry leader by exploring our diverse sponsorship packages. Choose from Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels, providing you with exclusive access to key NWAA events. Stand alongside esteemed industry leaders and experts as a featured speaker, sharing your expertise and gaining unparalleled exposure. For more details on our exceptional sponsorship packages E:


  • Access All Areas – NWAA Member Free & Discounted Event Tickets

As a valued member, you’ll also be the first to hear about and to enjoy discounted “Early Release” member event tickets
and FREE event tickets to secure your place ahead of the crowds, guaranteeing your spot at highly sought-after events.

Here's what some of our members are saying...

Andy Cash

Business Development Executive

"A&G have gained significant benefit from working closely with the NWAA in developing both sales and marketing opportunities at the Farnborough Airshows and tangible business improvement from the ASCE1 and 2 programmes which delivered the key to unlock our business potential, thus enabling the development of our people and enhancement of our plans & procedures. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the NWAA on the next phase of the journey to world class."

Margaret Toberty

Director of Operations

"MSP has been active members of the NWAA for over 10 years. The membership engagement and networking opportunities are an excellent environment for members to articulate their business concerns and learn about all of the manufacturing capabilities available in the industry. The NWAA speaker events and annual conferences always provide an informative insight into industry practices and how we as a solutions provider to the manufacturing industry, can assist with aerospace manufacturing requirements."

Lee Evans

Client Director UK&I

"The partnership between Dassault Systèmes UK and the NWAA is essential to supporting us in breaking down silos and networking with our customers, supply chains and partners in such a key sector for us in the North West, together allowing us to help develop the most innovative, sustainable solutions for the future."

Kevin Simmonds

Group Sales & Marketing Director

"Addison Precision have a long and fruitful relationship with the NWAA. They have supported our activities for several years, providing us with great expertise and growing our contacts within the burgeoning aerospace sector in the North West. We enjoy working with their team and look forward to building on this in future."

Pat Garth

PA to Directors

"Graham Engineering Limited are long-standing members of the NWAA whose aerospace influence in Europe is outstanding. Benefits of membership are tangible at individual company level, with access to funding, networking and exhibition opportunities. NWAA’s strategic and targeted improvement programmes have produced inward and outward facing results, enabling the company to diversify and attract young people into the industry."

Iain Minton

Technology Capability Delivery Director

"BAE Systems works with hundreds of supply chain businesses across the North West region and we value the vital role they play. A strong and efficient supply chain helps us create best-in-class products and services for our customers. The work that the North West Aerospace Alliance does in bringing together and supporting business collaboration is vital in ensuring the success and prominence of our region as an industrial force in the UKs aerospace sector, and we’re proud to be a part of it."


Kim Hand

Area Sales Manager for GMC part of Troy Group UK Ltd

"We recently joined the NWAA as a member. The support we get from the team is nothing short of exceptional and very professional. Nothing is too much for them. We are looking forward to a long collaborative relationship & to all the benefits that membership with the NWAA brings."

Stephen Kelly

Operations Director

"HycAero has benefited from working with the NWAA for over 15 years on a range of projects that have benefited the business and the region as a whole during this time. By adopting a collaborative approach the NWAA has taken the time to get to know us as an organisation and as people which has created opportunities to make many new contacts at all levels of the industry leading to a growth in our business."

Jerrod Hartley


"We value our membership with the NWAA who represent approximately 25% of the UKs aerospace supply chain, based here in the North West of England. With over 220 member companies, turning over £7billion, the NWAA provides access to both supplier and customer networks creating opportunities to grow through an excellent array of events, workshops and programmes."

Ged O'Dwyer

Manufacturing Sector Head – UK Series Programmes

"MBDA has been a long standing supporter and advocate of the NWAA, recognising it as a significant catalyst in the promotion of excellence across the aerospace community and wider supply chain. Through membership, MBDA have developed numerous business relationships with professionals passionate about their capabilities, all willing to collaborate and innovate in support to our sovereign Defence capability. Additionally, the NWAA brings a sharp focus on the wider Environmental & Social Governance challenges facing our industry. Focused seminars deliver topical information with real life examples that help translate these and other noteworthy topics into practical solutions for a more sustainable future."

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